Wind Profiler at NICT Tokyo (1993-2003)

Wind profiler is a Doppler radar for measuring wind from the ground. It can measure wind vectors above the radar site utilizing the clear-air echo. Clear-air echo is caused by fluctuation of the refractive index in which the scale is half the radar wavelength (Bragg scattering). From the Doppler shift of along a certain beam direction, the line-of-sight velocity along the radar beam can be measured. Assuming horizontal homogeneity of wind field, three components of wind vectors can be measured by at least three beam observations. Observable height range of radars depends on transmit power, antenna size and radar frequency. This data is research data and was collected with the intent of using it for meteorological research. The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and researcher in charge of this page make no warranties as to the accuracy of the data. The NICT will modify the data or may suspend this service at any time. Data divide into each day and its name shows year, month and day. Head of names "tk" shows NICT(Tokyo) data. (Example: tk970322.txt shows data of Tokyo on March 22, 1997) Data is averaged for one hour in time and for 150 meter in height. (Average of 0:00-1:00 shows 0:00 and average of 300-450 m shows 300 m)

Data Citation
Citation: In the case of use of this data for your papers, you should write the source of the data ("NICT Wind Profiler Data Archive" and DOI of this dataset) clearly in your paper., doi:10.17591/14791-10297
General Characteristics
Parameters: EARTH SCIENCE, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Winds, Wind Profiles, Wind Velocity
Processing level:
Temporal resolution: 1 hour
Start date: 1993-02-05T04:00:00
Stop date: 2003-05-31T10:00:00
Observatory Location
Observatory: Wind Profiler at NICT Tokyo (1993-2003)
Latitude: 35.71°
Longitude: 139.49°
(Note: Latitudes and longitudes are expressed in decimal degrees. Eastern longitudes and Northern latitudes are positive.)
Citation & Contact Information
Acknowledgements: In the case of use of this data for your papers, you should write the source of the data ("NICT Wind Profiler Data Archive" and DOI of this dataset) clearly in your paper.
Contact Persons: Yuichi Ohno
Links
NICT Wind Profiler Data Archive: http://warp.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1003673/salmon.nict.go.jp/1.3GWPR/wp-data.html
Data can be downloaded from this link.
DOI: 10.17591/14791-10297
Digital Object Identifier
How to Cite Datasets: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/cite-datasets
Ball, A. and M. Duke [2011], How to cite datasets and link to publications, DCC How-to Guides, Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre.
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